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  • in reply to: Frontline Side Effects #119684 Report Abuse
    Jacky J
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    Hi guys, my dog is a-ok now. I believe it really was the Frontline, though 2 vets do not agree with me.

    Looking for alternatives now, though must say I am traumatized by this whole ordeal. There’s a citronella hydrosol spray being sold here in Manila. According to the seller, citronella hydrosol is totally safe, much safer than chemicals and citronella essential oil. Anyone here who’s used a citronella hydrosol spray on their dogs?

    Thank you

    in reply to: Frontline Side Effects #118924 Report Abuse
    Jacky J
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    Hi I brought my dog back to the vet yesterday. She had 2 seizures yesterday – one while she was at the vet. Doc prescribed Gabapentin, 2x a day for 3 days. Says if she still has seizures after that, she might have to be on that medication permanently. 🙁

    Upon taking the 1st dose, my dog didn’t have seizures for the next 8hrs or so, at least I didn’t see one, but had a seizure about 9 hrs after taking the first dose. Gave her a 2nd dose a few hours after. So far no seizures, but I noticed she’s moving like she’s had a little too much to drink.. Kinda unsteady, but she’s alert and she ate well. But she’s a bit uncoordinated walking around. Looked up possible side effects of Gabapentin and uncoordinated movements, dizziness, jerky movements are among them. Not sure if that’s a cause for concern. Will update her vet later as it’s 4am here.

    in reply to: Frontline Side Effects #118729 Report Abuse
    Jacky J
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    My dog just had a seizure, yesterday she didn’t have one – at least i didn’t see one- but just an hour ago she had one. I think she has gotten used to it instead of flailing about, she now just stays still and it’s only her eyes that are moving, but it is still terrifying for me to watch. I just sat on the floor with her comforting her and praying.

    I dont know what to do, I think her vet plans to give her some med for it, not sure if it’s steroids or phenobarbital, but I am very reluctant to have her go through it because she has already had multiple antibiotic treatments (for another condition) and I just feel bad for her. Also, because I really believe Frontline is the cause, I am hoping it would just go away after a few days that’s why I’ve been observing her closely.

    Should i observe for a few more days? Or should i get her on whatever medication the vet would give?

    in reply to: Frontline Side Effects #118628 Report Abuse
    Jacky J
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    Hi guys, my dog is ok. I couldn’t bring her to a vet last night (I am based in Manila, Philippines) because there are no 24 hour vets here. I did text her vet though and she assured me it wasn’t an emergency situation. I brought her to the vet this morning and again, like the first time, tests came back negative. I shared to her my theory again about Frontline being the culprit but from the look on her face, I could tell she wasn’t the least bit receptive to the idea. (She sells a ton of Frontline products). Anyway, no more seizures for about 18 hours now… I hope the worst is over. Never giving Frontline again. Might try Bravecto or Nexgard

    in reply to: Frontline Side Effects #118590 Report Abuse
    Jacky J
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    Minutes after posting here, she had a seizure again though it didn’t last as long as the first two. 🙁

    in reply to: Frontline Side Effects #118587 Report Abuse
    Jacky J
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    Hi, I found this forum while researching about possible side effects of Frontline. I have a Shihtzu who had two seizures a month ago and two more just last night and this evening. The first time it happened I brought her to the vet and they did all kinds of tests but found nothing wrong. Vet just told me to give her B complex vitamins and observe. No seizures for 5 weeks until last night. I was thinking of possible triggers and I am pretty sure Frontline is the culprit. The first time, it happened a day after I had her groomed and gave her Frontline. Last night I again applied Frontline and she had a seizure about 5 hours after.

    Mind you, my dog has been using Frontline for years now, though I don’t really give it monthly because she hardly has any fleas, it’s more of a preventive measure. I would just find one or two fleas every now and then.

    I’m kinda sure even if I share this to my vet she will not agree with me, I mean the first time it happened and I brought my dog to her I already mentioned that I had her groomed, gave Frontline after
    .. No alarm bells on her end.

    I am never ever giving my dog Frontline again. Considering Bravecto but I dunno, I’m kind of traumatized by this whole experience already.

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